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How do I use the maps on the DLCA?

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The interactive map allows you to explore the Devon landscape and to access profiles of Devon Character Areas. You can zoom and pan around the map and click on the map to display further information. Clicking on a Devon Character … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for landscape sensitivity studies?

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The DLCA provides the background information and a spatial framework for landscape sensitivity studies. The characteristics of the landscape as identified in the DLCA allow the assessment of inherent landscape sensitivity, which can then inform an assessment of the sensitivity … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for green infrastructure planning?

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Green infrastructure is the interconnected network of public and private land and water that supports native species, maintains natural and ecological processes, sustains air and water resources, and contributes to the health and quality of life of people and communities. … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for development management?

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Development management decisions need to be informed by the landscape context of the proposed development. In a county as diverse as Devon, the potential impact of development will vary in different landscapes. The DLCA helps development management decisions to take … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for planning new development?

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New development needs to take full account of its relationship with the landscape. Understanding the landscape context of development is an essential first step of the design process. The DLCA helps developers to understand the characteristics of different areas of … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for urban edge studies?

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There is a need for urban fringe landscapes to accommodate a wide range of functions for society including development, recreation, agriculture, transport infrastructure and nature conservation. Although similar challenges exist in many urban fringe areas, there is a great diversity … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for biodiversity planning?

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There are strong patterns of biodiversity across Devon, which relate very strongly to landscape character. The DLCA provides a useful spatial framework for biodiversity planning because specific habitats and species are often associated with particular landscapes. In addition, Landscape Character … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for land management?

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The DLCA provides an information resource to inform land management decisions and agri-environment scheme applications by identifying valued elements in the agricultural landscape. At a national scale agri-environment measures are targeted by National Character Area. The Farm Environment Plan Guidance … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for understanding the historic environment?

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The landscape of Devon has been shaped by the interaction between people and place over thousands of years. The DLCA provides a broad overview of the influence of the historic landscape on the present character of the landscape. Each Devon … Continue reading

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How can the DLCA be used for climate change mitigation and adaption?

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Climate change will have varying effects and demand particular responses in different landscapes. The DLCA provides a framework for assessing the effects of climate change on the particular characteristics of different landscapes. It also provides a means for understanding how … Continue reading

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